The Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network (NAN) donated $5,000 Saturday to a Daily News fund benefiting the three children of assassinated NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia.
“Just like we stand with the victims of police brutality, we must stand with the police and their families when they are wrongly murdered,” Sharpton said at his Harlem headquarters.
Sharpton noted that Familia, 48, left behind a 20-year-old daughter and twin 12-year-olds — a boy and a girl.
“Those children are robbed because their mother went and defended … the people of the Bronx,” said Sharpton. “[She] lost her lfe because she did what we asked her to do, be a good cop and put on a uniform and do the right thing.”
The 12-year police veteran was marked for death by a cold-blooded killer who shot her in the head from point blank range as Familia sat inside an NYPD vehicle parked on a Bronx street.
The killer was then shot to death by police barely a block away from the murder scene.
The Daily News fund, launched with a $10,000 donation from the newspaper, has already collected close to $80,000 to benefit the Miosotis children.
Democratic Rep. Adriano Espaillat, joining Sharpton at his House of Justice, described Familia as the head of a large extended family that also includes her 86-year-old mom and nine siblings.
“All the aunts and uncles and cousins and sisters and brothers would gravitate around her naturally,” said Espaillat, who visited with the Familia clan two days ago.
A Bronx wake was planned for Miosotis Familia on Monday, with a funeral to follow on Tuesday.
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